Flip Schulke  (American, 1930-2008) 

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Flip Schulke (American, June 24, 1930–May 15, 2008) is best known for his work documenting the Civil Rights movement. After serving in the Korean War, Schulke enrolled at the University of Minnesota, where he studied journalism and worked as a photographer for the yearbook. After graduating, Schulke accepted a teaching position at the University of Miami in Miami, FL. He worked as a freelance photographer on the side. Schulke was able to capture the action in the midst of the Civil Rights Movement, and sold his work to magazines such as LIFE, National Geographic, and Ebony. During his career, Schulke received acclaim for his work in the form of honors and awards, including the Crystal Eagle Award for Impact in Photojournalism and the First Annual New York State Martin Luther King, Jr. Medal of Freedom. His entire collection of work is housed in the Center for American History at the University of Texas in Austin.

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Flip Schulke, Cassius Clay training in a pool at the Sir John Hotel in Miami

 

Flip Schulke
Cassius Clay training in a pool at the Sir John Hotel in Miami
1961

Nikola Rukaj Gallery
Flip Schulke, Coretta Scott King at MKL Jr Funeral (Life Magazine Cover)

 

Flip Schulke
Coretta Scott King at MKL Jr Funeral (Life Magazine Cover)
1968

Keith de Lellis Gallery
Flip Schulke, Martin Luther King, Jr. preaching at Ebenezer Baptist Church, Atlanta, Georgia

 

Flip Schulke
Martin Luther King, Jr. preaching at Ebenezer Baptist Church, Atlanta, Georgia
1963

Keith de Lellis Gallery
Flip Schulke, March on Washington

 

Flip Schulke
March on Washington
1963

Keith de Lellis Gallery
Flip Schulke, President John F. Kennedy

 

Flip Schulke
President John F. Kennedy
1961

Keith de Lellis Gallery
Flip Schulke, Mrs. Medgar Evers (Myrlie) holds her son, Van, the day after her husband, was assassinated with a rifle. Taken in the Evers' home, Jackson, Mississippi June 13,1963

 

Flip Schulke
Mrs. Medgar Evers (Myrlie) holds her son, Van, the day after her husband, was assassinated with a rifle. Taken in the Evers' home, Jackson, Mississippi June 13,1963
1963

Keith de Lellis Gallery
Flip Schulke, Muhammad Ali Underwater

 

Flip Schulke
Muhammad Ali Underwater
1961

Keith de Lellis Gallery
  
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Flip Schulke, March on Washington. M.L. King Jr.

 

Flip Schulke
March on Washington. M.L. King Jr., 1963
gelatin silver print, mntd

 

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Flip Schulke, Mercury Mission Control (2 works)

 

Flip Schulke
Mercury Mission Control (2 works), 1960
gelatin silver print

 

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Flip Schulke, Rocket in Gantry

 

Flip Schulke
Rocket in Gantry
gelatin silver print

 

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1930   Born in New Ulm, Minnesota
1954   Graduates from Macalester College where he was a journalism major and photographer for the school yearbook and the "Mac Weekly"
1955   Within a few years after graduating from Macalester, Schulke was shooting for such prestigious magazines as Life, National Geographic, and Ebony
developed the skill of underwater photography
won the Crystal Eagle Award for Impact in Photojournalism
1967   won the Underwater Photographer of the Year—USA, from the International Underwater film and photography competition, Santa Monica, California
1983   won the Golden Trident, from the Government of Italy for his accomplishments in underwater photography
1986   won the First Annual New York State Martin Luther King, Jr. Medal of Freedom
1953 - 2008   Represented by Black Star Picture Agency
  http://www.cah.utexas.edu/exhibits/MLK/schulkebio.html
2000    Muhammad Ali: The Birth of a Legend, Miami, 1961-1964 (St. Martin's, 2000)
1995    "He Had a Dream" published by W. W. Norton & Company and still in print.
1986    "King Remembered" published by W. W. Norton & Company and still in print.
1986    Martin Luther King, Jr.: A Documentary, Montgomery to Memphis published by W. W. Norton & Company and still in print.
1976    Underwater Photography for Everyone (Prentice-Hall, 1976)
   http://www.cah.utexas.edu/exhibits/MLK/schulkebio.html